A woman who launched a service to help dogs and their owners live better lives is celebrating 10 years in the business.
Ten years ago this January Theo Stewart, just newly qualified, started out as a dog behaviourist and was featured in the Chronicle as the ‘Dog Supernanny’.
Theo said: “I would like to thank the Chronicle for kick-starting my business, without which boost I probably wouldn’t be as successful as I am today.
I certainly wouldn’t have got off to such a fast and rewarding start.
“Over the past ten years I have helped 2,200 clients – that is thousands of dogs and I have a huge number of positive testimonials. I am ‘The Dog Lady’.
“Using positive modern methods only, I have helped many people live happier lives with their dogs, resolving issues such as aggression, fearfulness, reactivity, pulling on lead and hyperactivity, just to mention a few. I have helped many people bring up their puppies to become reliable and happy adult dogs with my puppy parenting. Dog owners recommend me to their friends and vets refer clients to me.”
Since then Theo also earned full membership of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), is a Victoria Stilwell Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviourist (VSPDT) and am a graduate of the International School for Canine Practitioners. Theo added: “I am so fortunate to still be enthusiastic about my business and learning all the time, meeting new people from all walks of life and all kinds of dogs at an age where my contemporaries have been retired for several years. I have the Chronicle to thank in part for that.”